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People from deprived backgrounds still left out of community empowerment action, say Holyrood Committee

26.02.2021

A Scottish Parliament Committee has criticised the implementation of the 2015 Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Parliament must adapt to face future challenges, says Committee

23.02.2021

An inquiry into the resilience of the Scottish Parliament’s practices and procedures has today recommended a number of changes to ensure the Scottish Parliament can face future challenges.

A fair economic recovery from Covid 19 should tackle inequality and help people on low and precarious incomes, says Finance Committee

23.02.2021

It is highly likely that Covid 19 has exacerbated existing structural inequalities in Scotland, according to the Finance and Constitution Committee’s budget report published today.

Citizens Panel says Scottish Government must set out its Covid-19 strategy

18.02.2021

A panel of the public convened by the Scottish Parliament’s Covid-19 Committee has today reported its findings to MSPs.

Radical changes needed to deliver primary care fit for the 21st century, says Holyrood Committee

16.02.2021

A radical revision of primary care is essential to ensure the next generation of citizens receive the care they need, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Holyrood needs to clearly define its scrutiny role in response to Brexit, says expert panel

12.02.2021

Holyrood needs to define more clearly its scrutiny role in response to Brexit, according to a new report published today.

Reform of social care must better value care givers and have the needs of individuals at its heart, say Scottish Parliament Committee

10.02.2021

A Health and Sport Committee report into the future of social care has said those delivering and receiving care must be at the heart of social care reform with the current model described as unsustainable.

MSPs call for transparency on public spending and strategy following failure of BiFab

22.01.2021

MSPs investigating the circumstances leading to the administration of Burntisland Fabrications Limited (BiFab) have expressed their concern over the “lack of transparency”...

‘Further work required’ on Domestic Abuse Bill, says Justice Committee

21.01.2021

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the underlying intentions behind the Scottish Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill, but warned that serious practical concerns raised during the course of its scrutiny need to be addressed.

Committee supports Bill which would pave the way for St. Andrews to grant medical and dentistry degrees

20.01.2021

Proposals which would mark the first step in allowing St. Andrews University to grant medical and dentistry degrees for the first time in 50 years have been endorsed by a Scottish Parliament Committee.

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